Pre-service Music Teachers’ Metaphorical Perceptions of the Concept of a Music Teaching Program

  •  Deniz Cevik Kilic    


This study was intended to reveal pre-service music teachers’ perceptions of the concept of a “music teaching program” with the use of metaphors. Its sample included 130 pre-service music teachers in the Music Teaching Program of Fine Arts Teaching Department in Balıkesir University’s Education Faculty. The study data were collected by having the participants complete the sentences: “The music teaching program is like... because...” and “The music teaching program is similar to... because....”. The study’s qualitative data were collected using a survey form with open-ended questions. Subsequently, the data were interpreted using content analysis. The pre-service music teachers produced 30 metaphors. These metaphors were classified into six conceptual groups based on their shared aspects. The study concluded that pre-service music teachers explained the concept of a “music teaching program” using a variety of metaphors.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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